Top Ten Tuesday – Books You Would Buy Right Now

 Top Ten Tuesday Time!  This bloghop is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Check them out to learn more about the hop and read some great book reviews.

Today’s topic is Top Ten Books You Would Buy Right Now if Someone Handed You a Fully Loaded Gift Card.

I would buy all the books!  Everywhere!  I’m currently limited by our budget to one book a month.  I get my reading fill mostly from the library, but I love having a new book in my kindle.  As you’ll soon see, the theme is that I start a series, and end up not buying the second or third novel.  Maybe my future goal should be to save up a bit longer, and buy a full series all in one go.

If I have to pick ten, here goes:

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 1) by [Harkness, Deborah]A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

I just discovered this one last week, but it’s right up my alley.  Witches, vampires, magical books and conspiracies.  Love it.




Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production by [Rowling, J.K., Thorne, Jack, Tiffany, John]

How can I not want to buy the next Harry Potter novel that we were told would never come.  I truly hope J. K. Rowling still enjoys writing these books, and that she isn’t just doing it so fans will leave her alone.  In that vein, I am one of those fans begging, “please write more books in this world.”  But only if she wants to :-)


The Gray Wolf Throne (Seven Realms Book 3) by [Chima, Cinda Williams]The Gray Wolf Throne and the Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima

I started this series a long while back, a YA epic fantasy, but one of the few I’ve found that’s truly epic.  Finally purchased and finished book 2 last winter, so now I’m hoping I can get book 3 soon and get back into the story.



Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carrol

Mostly to say I have it.  I read Alice’s Adventures in high school, and loved the absurdity of the world Carrol created.  I’d like to have hard copies of these two for Bunny.


Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

Same with Alice.  The novel itself is actually quite dark and influenced a lot of my growing fantasy tastes as a teenager.



The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika JohansonThe Invasion of the Tearling: A Novel (The Queen of the Tearling) by [Johansen, Erika]

Another series I started and I could not put book one down.  But I’m actually holding off until book 3, The Fate of the Tearling, is out.  I have a feeling I will want to buy both at once so I don’t have to stop reading.



Wyrd Sisters: A Novel of Discworld by [Pratchett, Terry]Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett

This is next on my Terry Pratchett Discworld list.  In real life, I’ll probably end up checking out this one from the library, as I do many of my Terry Pratchett reads.  I try to reserve purchasing for the new novels I can’t get for free.  But with that lovely, imaginary gift card, sky’s the limit.

Darksong: Book Two Of The Legendsong by [Carmody, Isobelle]

Darksong: Book 2 of the Legendsong by Isobelle Carmody 

I started this series a long time ago.  I loved the first novel, but things got in the way, and I still haven’t bought the second.  At this point, I probably need to re-read book 1 before continuing the series.  The world building is very rich and there’s a lot going on in terms of political maneuvering and plot twists.


The Crow: The Third Book of Pellinor (Pellinor Series) by [Croggon, Alison]The Crow by Alison Croggon

Sticking with the theme, I started the Pellinor series two years ago.  I loved The Naming, Maerad and Cadvan still being two of my favorite characters.  I didn’t like the Riddle as much, but it was still a great read, and I really want to see where the series goes.




Mystery Novel because you just never know.  I reserve the right to have a mystery novel on my list, because I know there are numerous series I have yet to finish.  As soon as I remember them, I will want to purchase the next book.




Let me know in the comments what books you would run out and buy in a heartbeat if you could :-)  and/or what you would do with a fully loaded bookstore gift card.


12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Books You Would Buy Right Now

    1. Me too. I did download the sample, and so far I like it. But unless I get an unexpected gift card for my birthday, Witches is on hold until winter. We shall see :-)

  1. Wouldn’t it be great if there really was a fully loaded gift card? I think so many of us have series we’ve started and want to finish, but it’s so hard to choose what to use our budgeted money on first, and then new books come out and catch out eye. Bookworm problems.

    1. I fell in love with Tearling so quickly, I ripped through book 1 in a single day. And it’s not a short novel. I really hope I like Discovery of Witches. The only urban fantasy series I’ve liked in a while has been the Mercy Thompson novels. I need more urban fantasy in my life.

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